|Operation Crossroads (Part I) - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Documents Able Day and Baker Day blasts of the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Island in the Pacific. Contains footage from many of the ground and aerial cameras set up to record the blasts, beginning with B-29 aircraft "Dave's Dream" dropping an atomic bomb on Bikini Atoll.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons; Marshall Islands; Pacific Ocean
Downloads: 30,270 (3 reviews)
|D-Day Minus One - U.S. Army Air Forces|
Record of the operations of the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions in the 1944 invasion of France.
Keywords: World War II: Europe
Downloads: 24,638 (5 reviews)
|Negro Colleges in Wartime - U.S. Office of War Information, Bureau of Motion Pictures|
Education and training of African Americans as part of the World War II effort.
Keywords: World War II: African Americans; Colleges and universities; African Americans
Downloads: 7,945 (4 reviews)
|Marriage Is a Partnership - Coronet Instructional Films|
Flashback on the problems, adjustments and transformations occurring in the first year of a couple's married life.
Keywords: Marriage; Gender roles
Downloads: 29,342 (6 reviews)
|[Knife-Thrower and Children] - Universal-International Newsreel|
Texas: Knife-thrower Louella Gallagher throws knives at her daughters Connie Ann, 5, and Colleena Sue, 2-1/2, missing them skillfully as the knives enter a board. Newsreel story.
Keywords: Newsreels; Mothers; Surrealism
Downloads: 20,844 (9 reviews)
|Story of Selecting Kosher Meat Products for Their Stores, The - Unknown|
Kosher meat slaughter, inspection, and butchering; shoppers in Stroh and Goldberg butcher shops. Probably filmed in New York City. CONTENT ADVISORY: Disturbing slaughterhouse scenes.
Keywords: Judaism; Meat: Inspection; Meat: Production
Downloads: 16,459 (7 reviews)
|Consuming Women (Women as Consumers) - Handy (Jam) Organization|
Strange, highly generalized portrait of the American woman consumer.
Keywords: Consumerism; Gender roles
Downloads: 25,019 (11 reviews)
|Operation Cue (1955) - U.S. Federal Civil Defense Administration|
Eerie nuclear tests on houses and dummies at the Nevada Test Site.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Weapons
Downloads: 40,578 (14 reviews)
|[Eisenhower Campaign Spots, 1952 Presidential Campaign] - Disney (Roy)|
The "I Like Ike" animated television commercial, produced by Roy Disney and Citizens for Eisenhower-Nixon.
Keywords: Political campaigns and elections; Eisenhower, Dwight David; Presidents
Downloads: 44,685 (14 reviews)
|In My Merry Oldsmobile - Fleischer Studios|
Surprisingly licentious advertising cartoon produced by the Fleischer brothers.
Keywords: Animation: Advertising; Automobiles: Advertising; Sexualities
Downloads: 83,392 (25 reviews)
|Come Join the Fun! - Charles Keating|
Outstanding news reporter George Putnam, star of the Prelinger Archives classic "Perversion for Profit", shares his true feelings about pornography in this heart-felt appeal to the public.
Keywords: pornography; propaganda; parody
Downloads: 62,739 (45 reviews)
|House in the Middle, The - National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association|
Atomic tests at the Nevada Proving Grounds (later the Nevada Test Site) show effects on well-kept homes, homes filled with trash and combustibles, and homes painted with reflective white paint. Asserts that cleanliness is an essential part of civil defense preparedness and that it increased survivability. Selected for the 2002 National Film Registry of "artistically, culturally, and socially significant" films.
Keywords: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense; Cold War; Waste disposal
Downloads: 60,578 (47 reviews)
|My Japan - U.S. Treasury Department|
Complex and disturbing anti-Japanese propaganda film produced to spur the sale of U.S. war bonds. CONTENT ADVISORY: Explicit racism and extreme violence.
Keywords: World War II: Japan; Propaganda; World War II: Homefront
Downloads: 252,460 (94 reviews)